Monday, November 19, 2012
So, I'm slightly bummed about Thanksgiving dinner plans this year. We rotate Thanksgiving and Christmas between my parents and in-laws every year due to living 6 hours from my parents. So this year, it's T-day with my in-laws and Christmas with my parents. Well, I was looking forward to my last T-day dinner of being able to eat everything and not think too much about it. Next Monday I am being tested for Celiacs and even if that comes back negative, I am 99.99% sure that I at least have a gluten intolerance as I've been closely monitoring my food and I have all kinds of issues whenever I digest gluten. But, for the Celiacs test, I need to be ingesting gluten, so I had planned on enjoying my last Pillsbury dinner rolls, apple pie and anything else at the table that could possibly contain gluten. Then my MIL called last night. Turns out she doesn't want to cook Thanksgiving dinner, so her and my FIL want to instead come to our house and go have dinner at the diner by our house. yippee..... While I can eat those same foods at the diner, I am not much of a fan of the diner as I can tell their food is mostly frozen and not fresh. I typically just get salad bar there as everything else they serve is not good at all. So now, my last full T-day dinner is going to be crappy diner food. It's too late for me to buy and plan a dinner at our house, besides I don't have the room. Our house is extremely small and we don't have a dinner table. And yes, I realized we are blessed. Thanksgiving is not about having the best gourmet meal, it's about being thankful for what we have and for being with family. Still, I'm slightly bummed about the change of plans. I'm going to miss the real mashed potatoes (definitely not real at the diner, their's are horrible), real cranberry sauce (when I make it since my in-laws serve the canned crap), pillsbury rolls, homemade pie, good turkey and definitely all the delicious left-overs. *sigh* But we've got each other and that's more important. And no clean-up, that's always good too. While I do my best to be positive, I can't help but to feel slightly bummed over missing out on a good, home-cooked meal. Or at the least, a good meal because I know the diner's food is not going to be good at all.